We always admire celebrities and their lifestyle. But what we don’t know is that within all this glamor is a tough world. Many celebrities have difficulty in coping up with this fame, stardom, and pressure to maintain a certain image. Most of them gave in to the lure of alcohol and drugs. Here is the list of celebrities from both Hollywood and Bollywood who lost their career to alcohol and drugs:
- WHITNEY HOUSTON
Whitney Houston was a musical legend whose songs were on charts for the decades altogether. However, she could not cope up with all this success and the downfall of her career happened because of the drug addiction. She did try to make a comeback but dies before that because of a cocaine overdose.
- MANISHA KOIRALA
Manisha Koirala was very popular and at the peak of her career in the 90’s. But she became alcoholic during that period because of which her career was ruined. She was not seen on big-screen after that.
- SANJAY DUTT
Sanjay Dutt got into alcohol soon after his debut. His career did not reach high peaks because of his addiction. He was in rehab for some time and he had later confessed that he was addicted to drugs for about 9 years.
Dharmendra has been badly addicted to alcohol since many years and he had refused to give it up. In the year 2012, when his movie Yamla Pagla Deewana was being promoted, he confessed that his career was ruined because of his addiction.
- PHILIP HOFFMAN
He was a very talented actor who won an Oscar for his performance. However, a major part of his life was spent dealing with drugs and alcohol addictions. He was found dead in 2014 because of a lethal mix of drugs.
- MATTHEW PERRY
Popularly known as Chandler from the show FRIENDS, Matthew Perry was, in fact, fighting a battle against alcohol and drug addiction when FRIENDS was at its peak. This continued for at least a decade before he restarted his life. However, because of this, his career never became what it could have been.
- CHARLIE SHEEN
Charlie Sheen appeared in a lot of movies like Wall Street, Hot Shots!, Platoon, and many more. He, however, gained fame from his role in the sitcom “Two And Half Men”. He soon became the highest paying actor of the television but he sure couldn’t handle his fame. He got into drugs and alcohol, started giving ridiculous interviews and what not. He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher on the show. He tried to make a comeback with “Anger Management” but that didn’t really work.
- LINDSAY LOHAN
She was once a very popular childhood star but she lost herself in drugs and alcohol addiction. She is famous for her roles in movies like Mean Girls and The Parent Trap. However, she has struggled a lot with her addiction and had several law run-ins which led to court-ordered rehab treatment. This has cost Lindsay her career.
- AMY WINEHOUSE
Amy Winehouse was extremely talented and gained worldwide popularity for her powerful and beautiful voice. She had won several awards for her songs. However, she was battling alcohol and drugs for many years of her career. She was sent to rehab many times but she was always struggling. She died soon after she was released from rehab.